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Check Out Exclusive New Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Screens

A few days ago we announced that TT Games' return to Star Wars was our next cover-story game. Today, we're showing off some new and exclusive screens from the game, highlighting new and familiar faces (and places).

Take a look at the gallery for some shots from the upcoming game. You'll recognize locations including Jakku and Starkiller Base, along with heroes Rey, Finn, Han Solo, BB-8 and Chewbacca. You might notice a few moments from The Return of the Jedi in there, too. While the game features levels based on The Force Awakens and also some extra missions that canonically expand on the new movie's fiction, TT Fusion is also going back to Jedi in a special mission that features some of that film's biggest sequences.

As I wrote in the 12-page cover story, one of the most striking things about revisiting events from Return of the Jedi is seeing just how far TT Games' has come over the years. The battle against Emperor Palpatine was fairly boring in the original game, but it definitely gets its due in the new one.

Look for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens on June 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 3DS, Vita, and PC.

Be sure to come back to the site throughout the month for more exclusive features, interviews, and video content.

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[Screens Added] Nina Williams Joins Tekken 7 Roster With Fated Retribution Update

Update: Screenshots of Nina Williams in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution have been added.

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Deadly assassin Nina Williams is returning to the King of the Iron Fist tournament once more. The classic character has been announced as the newest addition to Tekken 7's roster through its updated arcade release Fated Retribution. 

To see Nina Williams in action in Tekken 7, you can check out her reveal trailer below.

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The news comes in celebration of the announcement that Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is going to be featured at this year's Evo after Tekken 7 was featured last year. The annual fighting game tournament always draws massive crowds and viewership across the globe as the world's best converge to compete for the title of their respective games. Rounding out the Evo lineup is Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pokkén Tournament, and Killer Instinct. Evo 2016 starts on July 15 and runs through July 17 in Las Vegas.

The arcade version of Tekken 7 released last year in Japan. A console version is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2016.

 

Our Take
It's great to see a mainstay character return to the series after being left out in the initial Japanese arcade run.

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New Space Hulk: Deathwing Screens Highlight What Might Be Your Grave

In Space Hulk: Deathwing, players face an unrelenting and ravenous alien enemy. Fortunately for the game's Librarian heroes, they're equipped with a variety of potent weapons to permanently shush the Genestealer threat. A new batch of screens shows some of the game's environments and, of course, the terrifying creatures that the Space Marines have to eradicate.

The screens, which you can see in the gallery below, include shots of abandoned vessels including a Black Templar battle barge and an Adeptus Mechanicus vessel. If those names don't trip any alarms for you, all you need to know is that they're big, dark, and not as empty as one might hope. Players can take on the threat either as a Space Marine with A.I. companions, or cooperatively with other players. It features a dynamic enemy A.I. system that rewards skilled players with increasing hordes of enemies, similarly to how Left 4 Dead's Director system worked. 

Space Hulk: Deathwing is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.

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Why Eastern and Western mobile game map screens are so different

“Western gamers love open world exploration. By looking into the map, there are so many areas before the players to explore. Looking into Chinese match-3 games, they offer more social features than Western games.” …


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Rockstar’s Agent Emerges From The Shadows In Newly Revealed Screens

We haven't seen hide nor hair of Rockstar's game Agent in more than six years. That's changed, thanks to a former Rockstar artist, who posted several images of the game's environments on his online portfolio.

The screens, which show off some of the maps and locations, are featured on Darren Charles Hatton's site, which was uncovered by a Reddit poster. According to Hatton, the art team was pulled off the project to work on Grand Theft Auto V.

Agent was announced at E3 2009, and it was a planned PlayStation 3 exclusive.

[Source: Reddit via Eurogamer]

 

Our Take
If nothing else, this is a nice reminder of what might have been. Rockstar and Sony never released any substantive information about what the game was trying to achieve, so all we're left with are a few barren images from its Mediterranian setting. 

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Dark Souls III Casts Its Spell In New Screens

A new batch of screens for Dark Souls III have appeared on the game's Japanese website showing off the game's co-op multiplayer and more.

The shots (see the gallery below) seem to be from the game's TGS build, featuring the Academy Assassin's Soul Dart, the Dancer of the Frigid Valley boss, and cleric build.

Dark Souls III is slated to release this spring on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

For more on the game, take a look at our hands-on with the game's magic system and check out our cover story hub via the banner below.

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Latest Wave Of Lego Dimensions Screens Shows Midway Arcade, Simpsons, Slimer

Lego Dimensions is all about mashing up franchises, and you don't need to look any further than the game's The Simpsons level for a great example. Monty Burns may be Homer's foil in the show, but in the game he has to face a pair of powerful villains from comics and the silver screen.

Lord Business and the Joker have invaded Springfield, and the town's not in great shape. Take a look at their home in the gallery below for an idea of what kind of condition things are in. The Midway Arcade level puts our heroes in classic arcade worlds, including sections based on Super Sprint, Gauntlet, Defender, and Robotron. 

Players who want to dive deeper into The Simpsons and Midway Arcade can purchase additional toys and level packs. On The Simpsons front, Homer is available in the level pack, and Bart and Krusty the Clown are available as individual characters. The Midway Arcade Gamer level pack includes a retro gamer Minifig and a level that features more than 20 arcade games.

Lego Dimensions is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on Sept. 27.

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Enjoy The Majesty Of Halo’s Start Screens Without Actually Playing The Games

The Halo series has always had memorable start menus, but they're hard to enjoy when that pesky game keeps getting in the way. This website solves that issue.

By heading to the website halome.nu, you can choose to loop the start screen menus of every Halo game, complete with the music and the background animation that accompanies it. It's a pleasant and somewhat odd way to recall all those times you left the menu running while trying to get some work done in your dorm room, or when you're friend said, "Yeah, let's play Halo!" but then immediately left the room for 20 minutes to use the bathroom.

[Source: halome.nu, via Reddit]

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night Screens Show Off Multiple Game Modes And Everyone’s Favorite Dancers

A new batch of Persona 4: Dancing All Night screenshots have been released to the world along with details of the different game modes players can get their groove on in this fall. The screens featured in the gallery below range from gameplay shots to menu images, with some even showing off the costumes the investigation team can wear in game.

Players will be able to experience the rhythmic action of Persona 4: Dancing All Night through two main game modes: story and free dance. Story mode follows the adventures of the investigation team as they fight shadows and try to save an idol group from a cursed online video, as shown in the game’s E3 trailer

Free dance mode has all the fun of dancing anime characters without all the stress that comes from saving lives. Players are able to choose a stage, difficulty, partner, and costume while they practice in this score-based gameplay mode. 

Though not filled with disco balls and flashy dancing, players will also be able to browse through shopping and collection modes where they can unlock new costumes, view character profiles and high scores, or just listen to the catchy tracks from the game.

Persona 4: Dancing All Night lands on the PlayStation Vita this fall.

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See More Of Big Boss And His Buddies In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Screens

E3 2015 kicked off earlier this week with an epic trailer for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video looked great, but a new batch of screens from the trailer show just how pretty the game is.

The selection of screens showcase a variety of different gameplay mechanics. Big Boss pilots a mech, drives a jeep, and rides a horse. Thankfully, the tried-and-true cardboard box stealth tool also makes a return. Scantily-clad sniper Quiet pals around with Big Boss and his one-eyed dog. There's also a sheep strapped to a balloon, floating back to Mother Base. As you can tell, the gameplay is wildly varied. The 20 screenshots barely scratch the surface of Kojima's massive game.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases on September 1 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Read about our hands-on time with the title here.

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